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Not for sale: Minister crashes public's flying car dream

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Dreaming of owning a flying car?

Unfortunately, Entrepreneur Development Minister Mohd Redzuan Md Yusof said the airborne automobile developed by Malaysia would not be sold to the general public.

However, there is still a silver lining since Redzuan announced that Grab is one of the parties interested in acquiring the vehicle.

According to Bernama, the flying car is targetted at transport services companies or related services.

He said the ministry also received a lot of positive response regarding the car, especially from international companies, including those involved in development and prototyping.

“Currently, there are many parties showing interest in the development of the flying car, including Grab, which is proposing to use the car for taxi services,” he added.

Commenting on the negative response following the initial announcement of the flying car, Redzuan said commercial sales to the public was not the goal, despite many assuming as such.

Last Tuesday, Bernama reported Mohd Redzuan as saying Malaysia's first flying car was being developed using local technology and the prototype would be unveiled this year.

He added that the development of the car would attract foreign investment and create more employment opportunities, particularly in the engineering sector.

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